Graduated from the Department of Art History, Central Academy of Fine Arts and stayed on campus for teaching until now. Zhao Li is Deputy Dean of the School of Art Management and Education, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Professor, Doctoral Supervisor, Doctor of Art History, Researcher of National Gallery Academy of Fine Art, Visiting Professor of Creative Design Management Doctoral Program, Taiwan Shih Chien University, Candidate of Trans-century Talents Program by Ministry of Education, Expert of Ministry of Culture and Beijing Cultural Industry Expert Base, Consultant of CCB International China Cultural Industry Fund, Chief Art Consultant of Ping An Bank Culture, Tourism, and Health Business Division, Co-founder of Art Beijing, Founder of Art Nova 100, AMRC Artwork Market Research Center, China Modern and Contemporary Art Literature Research Center, and AAC Artwork Appraisal Center and other institutions. His research mainly focuses on art history and theory, Chinese paintings and calligraphy appraisal, contemporary art criticism, art economy research, curation and promotion, among others.  


Projects he has been engaged in include: The Chinese Pavilionat Venice Biennale in Italy (2009), The 20th Century China Art Founder Series Exhibition, New China Art Pioneers Series Exhibition, Global Artwork Collection Summit Forum, Art Economy Summit Forum, Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference Art Salon, China Contemporary Collectors Annual Meeting, Shanghai International Collection Forum, Art Patronage Award, etc.